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What’s the Best Treatment for Warts on the Foot and Toes?

What’s the Best Treatment for Warts on the Foot and Toes?

What are Warts? Warts are small growths on the skin that are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). People often get warts on their hands, feet, or toes, and they can sometimes last for quite a while. There are different types of warts, including common warts and...

Are Plantar Warts Contagious?

Are Plantar Warts Contagious?

A healthy, active life starts with healthy feet.  The average person will walk around 100,000 miles in their lifetime – that would take you around the world three times. And yet we so often overlook foot care.  Plantar warts are unsightly, embarrassing, uncomfortable...

What Causes Bumps on the Heel?

What Causes Bumps on the Heel?

Discovering a bump in your heel area – much like discovering a bump anywhere else – can often be a disconcerting experience. Is it something to worry about? Even potentially malignant? The good news when it comes to bumps on and around the heel is that most of them...

What Are Your Options for Treating Toenail Fungus?

What Are Your Options for Treating Toenail Fungus?

When you realize you have a fungal toenail infection, it can become hard not to think about it. Every opportunity to go open-toed in front of others can come with second thoughts. Do I really need to wear sandals to the beach? Maybe I don’t want to go swimming at the...

Women’s Foot Care Tips

Women’s Foot Care Tips

  Strong, healthy, and pain-free feet are an essential component of overall health and happiness no matter who you are or how old you may be. That being said, it’s still fair to say that women are generally more likely to struggle with certain kinds of foot...

Are Hand-Me-Down Shoes Bad for Kids?

Are Hand-Me-Down Shoes Bad for Kids?

Ask any parent and they’ll tell you: hand-me-downs definitely make life a lot easier—and more affordable! After all, kids outgrow clothes, toys, strollers, and just about everything else at warp speed. Being able to reuse items from an older sibling or neighbor, or...

Top 8 Ways to Care For Capsulitis

Top 8 Ways to Care For Capsulitis

Capsulitis of the second toe might not have the same “name brand recognition” as other high-profile foot deformities like bunions or hammertoes. But this frustrating condition is more common than you might think—and if left unchecked, can cause significant pain and...

How to Catch Nail Fungus Early

How to Catch Nail Fungus Early

You likely have an image in your mind of what toenail fungus looks like. The symptoms are pretty classic: A yellowish or brownish color Thickening of the nails Jaggedness Deformation Crumbliness But what if we told you that, by the time you see these signs, the fungus...

When is it Time for New Orthotics? 4 Ways to Tell

When is it Time for New Orthotics? 4 Ways to Tell

Few pieces of technology are going to serve you forever. Just ask the VCR in your basement! Custom orthotics are built for durability, but the pair you may have now will not be able to provide you the cushioning and corrective support you need for all eternity....

What is the Best Way to Get Rid of Plantar Warts?

What is the Best Way to Get Rid of Plantar Warts?

If you or a loved one has plantar warts, there is no better time to start thinking about getting rid of them than right now! While warts are often harmless, it can take a very long time for them to disappear on their own – up to a year or even longer in many cases....